How to Avoid EHR Alert Fatigue Answer the following questions honestly. Do you get EHR alerts while charting and: Not pay attention? Ignore even those marked “Important?” Delete more alerts than you read? Think: “I would rather talk to the IRS than see another...
Should you be both the DOT medical examiner and the PCP? Omar asks: I just finished listening to your webinar on the new DOT form. It was quite informative and useful. I still need to go back and brush up on the determination pending part. I have a question for you: in your webinar, you […]
Here’s a recent question on “whitecoat syndrome” and hypertension management in commercial drivers If you haven’t taken my course on the New DOT Form check it out! It’s not just about filling out forms, we cover practical stuff you have to know about managing drivers under some new rules accompanying this new DOT form and […]
This is the live recorded course conducted April 13, 2016, click the image below to get the course NRCME DOT forms FMCSA DOT forms There are some significant changes! Here’s how to fill them out:
Original Deadline for new forms use was Dec 22, 2015 – Now extended to April 20, 2016 – see below for info on a new electronic DOT forms below! Click here for our course on How to Fill Out the New DOT Form & Certificate! Attention Certified Medical Examiners Until December 22, 2015, Certified Medical […]
Thirty plus years ago urgent care centers emerged as an alternative to emergency room care and “regular” physician office visits (I was there). The main “USPs” – Unique Selling Propositions that paved the way for the urgent boom we’ve experienced in recent years are: Easy access on a walk-in basis without an appointment Extended hours […]
Once upon a time, the urgent care center’s claim to fame was access: extended hours, open on weekends and holidays, available when your family doctor wasn’t… Now? There’s a second urgent care center right down the street. And a third one after that. Access is simply not a “unique selling proposition” (or USP) anymore. Now […]
Commercial driving is considered a heavy duty job. In addition to driving, CMV driver duties include such rigorous activity as coupling and uncoupling trailers, loading and unloading trailers, inspecting the vehicle, lifting, installing tire chains, climbing ladders, getting in and out of the cab, etc. Musculoskeletal diseases may adversely impact the CMV driver’s muscle strength […]
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can have lasting effects on a driver’s memory, reasoning, sensation, communication and understanding, and cause emotional issues including depression, anxiety and personality changes. I have examined a driver who has history of auto...
Much of the recent press about marijuana has been regarding recreational use now legal in several states. The debate regarding medical marijuana use in commercial drivers has been settled: From the DOT Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance Notice: The Department of Justice (DOJ) issued guidelines for Federal prosecutors in states that have […]
Should there be an Employer in the Exam Room? We wear two hats in the occupational medicine environment. Evaluation and management of injured workers is at times a delicate balance of sometimes misaligned interests. Communication is key. The worker needs to understand the treatment plan, prognosis of the injury, and that early return to […]
Transfer to ED One of my biggest pet peeves is transferring patients to the ER because of the inability to obtain confirmatory diagnostic testing for potentially serious conditions. We all know the ER cost of admission – 4-5 X what it costs to treat the same condition in the urgent care setting. In part 2 […]